AuRico Gold Inc. (the Corporation) is committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethics and business conduct, as well as to complying fully with all applicable government laws, rules, and regulations; corporate reporting and disclosure standards; accounting practices; accounting controls; auditing practices; and other matters relating to fraud against shareholders (collectively "Corporate Concerns").
The Board of Directors’ Audit Committee is responsible for ensuring that a confidential and anonymous process exists whereby persons can report any accounting concerns relating to AuRico and its subsidiaries. In order to carry out its responsibilities under its charter, the Audit Committee has adopted a Whistleblower Policy (the Policy).
For the purposes of the Policy, "Corporate Concerns" is intended to be broad and comprehensive and to include any matter, which in the view of the complainant, is illegal, unethical, contrary to AuRico’s policies, or in some other manner not right or proper. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
Any person with an accounting concern or other any other concern relating to AuRico or any of its subsidiaries may submit his/her concern directly to the Chair of the Audit Committee by telephone: 902-404-3308 (dialing from North America) or 001-902-404-3308 (dialing from Mexico).
Alternatively, reports may be made to the Ethics and Compliance Hotline. Copies will be forwarded to the chairman of the Audit Committee and they will be dealt with in accordance with AuRico’s ethics policy.
There are three methods to report an ethics concern:
All submissions to the Chair of the Audit Committee will be treated on a confidential and anonymous basis.